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RATINGS: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Fleur-de-lis Restoration Ale is made with English Pale, Lager, Crystal and Cara Pils malted barley. We liberally hopped and dry hopped our Ale with American Cascade and Centennial hops and fermented it with California Ale yeast. The result is a brilliant gold ale with a rich body, mild bitterness and a snappy fresh citrus hop flavor and aroma.

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3.4
nihtila (3634) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours slightly hazy golden. Nose is tangerin, citrus, grassy hops, caramel. Taste is citrus, grassy hoppy bitterness, biscuity malts. Decent.

2.7
cgarvieuk (24448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle at Borefts 2015 after tasting... Amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit... Caramel toffee nose.. Soft t

3.5
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2015
Light, summery session ale with more character than most in this category. Murky gold topped by a head that was as thick as it was persistent. Nice fruity aroma - mango, OJ, pineapple. Good body. Moderate bitterness - above average for this style so long as you don’t expect a hop bomb. Good solid malt foundation here. Bright, tangy hops. Overall, great balance. I liked this more than I expected to after a few ho-hum Abitas. (355ml bottle from Carrington Cellars, Katoomba)

3
kajser27 (1801) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 11, 2015
Hazy, amber colored, moderate white creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel, candy-fruity, orange and tropical fruit, hard candy. Taste is medium- sweet caramel malt, hard fruity candy, oranges. Low bitterness. Light bodied, thin, moderate carbonation. Meh, I guess it took a beating on route from the brewery to Croatia... (Pivoteka, Zagreb, CRO)

2.6
MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Poorly-defined sugary cereals dominate this underhopped Pale Ale, yielding a rather boring pint.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy beige.
-Drinkability could be higher; this is sweetish for the style.
-In a blind tasting, I would not have billed this as a Pale Ale. The hops are that shy...
-There is little flavor nuance to speak of in here.

On tap at Acme Oyster Bar, New Orleans.

3.2
trapped (3147) - New York, TURKEY - JUL 7, 2015
Cask. Hazy dark orange with small foamy white head, grassy hops aroma, low carbonation, slightly sweet hoppy taste, thin body, abrupt finish. Quite smooth but a bit weak.

3.7
andrewje41 (3872) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Listed as Abita Restoration Pale, 5.2%, like the collaboration beer was. Pours a cloudy copper color with a thick foam head. Bottle a couple weeks after is best by date. Sweet tropical orange fruit aroma. Creamy body. Flavor is really hoppy throughout, and tropical. Some tangerine. Tasty hop forward finish. Tasty pale. Good beer here.

3.4
AshtonMcCobb (6574) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2015
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - golden with a proportionate head. Nose - light biscuit and toffee. Some citrus. Taste - more of the same. Decent biscuit crunch. Palate - light to medium bodied with a creamy yet crunchy texture and a long dry finish. Overall - a decent pale. Good malt structure.

3.5
allmyvinyl (10611) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2015
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines, Dalry. Pours clear golden with a thick white head. Aromas of lime peel and resinous hops. Taste is lime, chalky minerals, bitter, resinous. Oily texture, thin on the finish.

3
Iznogud (3795) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours yellow, small white head. Toasted malty, fruity, caramel. Light hoppiness, very drinkable.


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